Showing posts with label Source Audio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Source Audio. Show all posts

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Unlock complex delay pedals with a MIDI controller

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The Source Audio Nemesis is a classic stereo delay with loads of interesting parameters. Unfortunately most of those parameters are only accessible via the editor software - or as MIDI CC parameters. Meanwhile the Free the Tone Future factory delay makes all the parameters available via the front panel interface, but it's a cumbersome button and encoder process that feels like an old digital synth interface.

To get easy access to most parameters while playing you can use a MIDI controller. The cheap and cheerful option is a Korg NanoKontrol 2. It is handsome, compact, cheap but is USB only which means if you want to use it without a computer then you'll need to go through a MIDI host. Now your slimline controller is starting to get big and messy, especially if you also want to add an external clock.

The best controller option imo is the FaderFox EC-4. Not only does it have MIDI in and out, it can pass through MIDI clock, has multiple scenes available direct from the unit and even lets you create four-character names for every parameter. Of course it also costs about the same (or more) as your expensive stereo delay pedal so you'll want to be sure you'll get good use from it beyond just a delay pedal knob tweak.

So is it worth the time and trouble to add a controller? It can make for some dramatic effects far beyond what is usually possible. It could also be a far quicker and more enjoyable way to program new patches.

0:00 So many options
1:28 FF & Nemesis
2:00 Ergonomics
4:15 NanoKontrol2
6:33 Annoying install
7:18 Future Factory CC list
8:02 More Nano pain
9:11 MIDI Host pain
10:15 FF setup
11:15 FF music*
17:23 Nemesis CC list
19:52 Nemesis setup
23:20 Nemesis music (no more talk)

* In the Future Factory EQ controls I limited the bass EQ boost. The full CC range 0-127 gives a 15dB bass boost. That was so ferocious I limited the range to 0-100. So if you want bass boost it's available.

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Monday, October 02, 2023

Analog synth jam with the Roland SH-101, Moog Subsequent 37, Walrus Sloër, Source Audio Ventris

video upload by Jay Hosking

"Please support my work on Patreon:
A live, semi-improvised synthesizer jam performed entirely on hardware.

I got an SH-101. Yes, it's simple. But I love its particular sound and find it endlessly deep and soothing. Thinking of it that way made me think to pair it with the Subsequent 37, another synth that provokes exactly the same feeling. Turns out the two make a good team.

Roland SH-101 into Source Audio Ventris - Bass / melody synth sequence
Moog Subsequent 37 into Walrus Sloër - Lead synth

Performed and recorded live, with EQ, compression, and limiting on the master.

Thanks for listening."

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Nemesis delay walkthrough on synth (Part 1)

video upload by Richard DeHove

"The Source Audio Nemesis delay belongs to a small group of 'old' stereo delays that have maintained their popularity over years. Why? Because they're good at what they do. This is my second time with the Nemesis, so am very happy to get all these beautiful sounds back again.

Here I give a basic overview of the pedal, blab on at length about its operational philosophy, then go through all 24 engines using the Neuro software editor. Some engines get more love than others in the demo (sorry Tremolo), but at least everyone gets a turn. As usual I bought this pedal with my own money at full price.

TLDL: Sounds great & whatever the knobs are on is what you get

0:00 Ports & knobs
4:42 Why I bought again
6:32 Three ways to play
8:45 Knobs are WYSIWYG
11:20 Bootup mode
12:00 Neuro app intro
12:55 Global options
13:51 Neuro editor overview
20:30 Digital engine
21:32 Diffuse engine
23:24 Analog engine
27:41 Tape engine
29:57 Noise Tape engine
32:44 Degrade engine
35:00 Shifter engine
36:50 Helix enine
38:38 Reverse engine
40:57 Sweeper engine
42:12 Rhythmic engine
43:03 Slapback engine
44:15 Resonant Analog engine
45:52 Tremolo engine
46:08 Sequenced Filters engine
47:13 Dub engine
49:23 Chorused Delay engine
50:26 Flanger Delay engine
51:18 Double Helix engine
51:54 Complex Rhythmic engine
53:30 Lofi Retro engine
54:20 Warped Record engine
54:54 Compound Shifter engine
56:12 Oil Can egine
57:39 Binson Drum Echo - singlehead
58:03 Binson Drum Echo - multihead
59:44 Cloud presets

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Saturday, October 08, 2022

Qun mk2: Piano ambient / Noise

video upload by Nunomo LLC

Piano: MC-101
Noise, synths : Qun mk2
Reverb: Source Audio Collider

Looking for happy unexpected result.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Berlin School / Ambient jam with Bassline, Töörö, OXI ONE and friends

video upload by Waveformer

"Here's a live Ambient Berlin School jam with Bassline from Erica Synths, the Töörö synth from Fred's Lab, the OXI ONE sequencer, Source Audio Collider and Zoom MS-70CDR effects, and the Bluebox mixer/recorder.

The Bassline starts off with a very basic sawtooth-based bassline, which gets dirtier during the jam. The Töörö joins in with two melodic themes, a secondary bass pattern and a pad with lots of delay and reverb from the Collider and the Bluebox (clouds reverb algorithm).

The audio is recorded to SD card on 1010music's Bluebox mixer/recorder and normalized in Audacity. Video is recorded on a Canon EOS M50 mk2 with the included EF-M 15-45mm lens. Audio and video is synchronized in DaVinci Resolve 17."

Monday, June 06, 2022

Filtered & Delayed 808 Drums | Sound Recipes #34

video upload by Reverb

"808-style drums always sound good. But today, we're showing you how to beef them up even more with two key ingredients."

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Source Audio Nemesis Delay with Moog Subharmonicon

video upload by verstaerker

"trying different delay modes of the Source Audio Nemesis Delay on the Moog Subharmonicon ... it really let the sound of a synth shine.
The examples only scratch the surface of the possebilities.

00:00:00 "Enable the Delay - Noisy Tape"
00:57 "Tape"
02:12 "Analog"
03:17 "Diffuse"
04:13 "Digital"
04:44 "Slapback"
05:23 "Sweeper"
06:37 "Decimate"
07:35 "Helix"
08:34 "Shifter"
12:46 "Final Sound Impression"

you can support me if you like"

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb Sound Demo (no talking) with Twisted Electrons MEGAfm synth

video upload by Limbic Bits

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Ambient Summer Jam #3 - Collider, Bluebox, Monologue, MicroFreak, Volca FM

video upload by Waveformer

"This jam continues my exploration of the Source Audio Collider and the Bluebox. This time, the Monologue and the Volca FM each plays a pre-recorded sequence, as I improvise chords and melody on top of that, on the MicroFreak, Volca FM and Monologue. The EHX 720 looper also assists with some pre-recorded chords from the MicroFreak.

- Source Audio Collider
- 1010music Bluebox
- Arturia MicroFreak
- Korg Monologue
- Korg Volca FM
- Zoom MS-70CDR
- EHX 720"

Monday, July 05, 2021

Sequential Prophet 6 & Source Audio Ventris

video upload by 3rdStoreyChemist

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Korg Opsix & Source Audio Nemesis

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Monday, March 29, 2021

Sequential Pro 3 & Source Audio Ventris

video by 3rdStoreyChemist

Friday, March 26, 2021

Small Systems Patches #1 - Drone, Delay & Feedback

video by Abstract Data

"The first, in what will hopefully be, an ongoing series of jams based around small modular systems. This drone, delay and feedback patch takes three different waveform outputs from a single VCO and feeds them into a combination of filters and wave folders. These signals are mixed together and then split into two separate channels where one is the output signal and the other is used as a feedback path running via delay and reverb and then fed back into the mix. These modules are then modulated using combinations of LFO and looped S&H.

You can check out the rig for this patch here:​

Modules used (from L to R): Abstract Data ADE-32 Octocontoller; ADE-33 Event Boss; ADE-60 4:4 Mix Utility; ADE-50 3x VCA; / Intellijel Dixie II; uFold; uVCF; / Audio Damage Dub Jr MK2; / 2HP Verb; / Doepfer A-18-2 Multiple.

Case: 4MS 64X Pod; / Sequencer: Arturia BeatStep Pro; / Additional delay and reverb from Source Audio Collider.

Patch was recorded to a Tascam DR-05 recorder and mixed in Logic Pro X."

Thursday, March 25, 2021

BladerVerb II: Sequential OB-6, Alesis MDIVerb II, Source Audio Ventris, CME XKey (poly aftertouch)

video by thesrabbit

"Inspired by feedback received from my last video [posted here], I wanted to do some more Blade Runnery things with the same foundation as last time: Sequential OB-6 GeoSynths 016 preset with internal FX turned off, Alesis MIDIVerb II preset 29 "XLarge Warm 15 sec.", and the CME XKey 37 for poly aftertouch. Someone brought up the vintage knob and of course I totally forgot about that until after I recorded the last vid. This time I dialed it up to somewhere between 10 and 11 o'clock. Another person suggested maybe using an Alesis Quadraverb or Wedge to get that modulated swirl reverb going, a characteristic of the Lexicon 224 sound used in the original Blade Runner soundtrack. I don't have either of those, but I do have another unit that's capable of modulated reverb for days, the Source Audio Ventris Dual Reverb. I thought it would be fun to put that at the end of the chain, after the MIDIVerb II. I set it to E-Dome, mod depth pretty high, and the mod speed very slow. In the video, you can see the light on the Ventris glowing, that indicates its internal LFO speed used for modulation. In order to have any sort of clarity, I had to dial the mix on the MIDIVerb II back to about 50/50 dry/wet, which is less than I would like for this type of sound.

After the main tune, I play a small rendition with varying degrees of effects so you can get a better idea of what each "layer" sounds like: OB-6 completely dry, OB-6 with MIDIVerb II only, OB-6 with Ventris only, and just for fun, the OB-6 with its own internal FX (closer to the sound of the original 016 GeoSynths preset)

Something happened when I patched this up and I might have a bad cable running to the MIDIVerb II from my patchbay. The signal coming into the MVII is a bit weak on one of the channels. The unit still emits a stereo signal filled with spacious reverb, but it's as if there's an extended pre-delay happening on one side. After a while there's so much reverb built up that you don't really notice. I didn't notice it when playing, but I definitely did when setting up the little demo of each FX layer afterwards. Unfortunately, I did not capture the dry output of the synth, so there was no way to go back and fix it.

Once again there is no post processing. You're only hearing the synth running through the two reverb units. That's it."

Follow-up to this post.

Monday, March 01, 2021

HEADLESS | Industrial Music Electronics system ambient

video by HEAD DRESS

"More hypnotic ambience with the Industrial Music Electronics system, Sequenced by 2 Stillson Hammer MK2s. Source Audio Nemesis and Ventris connected to Black Locust. Elektron Analog Heat and OTO BAM on the main output.

Add to your Music for Sleeping playlist.

My latest releases:"

Source Audio Collider (no talking) Sound Demo with Waldorf Iridium

video by Bonedo Synthesizers

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

GFI System Specular Tempus & Source Audio Collide Sound Demos with the Novation Peak

video by Limbic Bits

Source Audio Collider Reverb and Delay Sound Demo (no talking) with Novation Peak

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Source audio, Soundblox pro Classic distortion quick review/demo


"Juste a quick demo review of the Source audio, Soundblox pro Classic distortion with the help of elektron MD principaly to show the morphing possibility"

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Dreadbox Nyx v2 & Source Audio Collider


Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Moog Subharmonicon Sound Demo (no talking) with Source Audio Ventris

Limbic Bits

0:00 Electro Sequence
0:41 Brutal Bass
1:04 Ambient Chord Sequence
3:35 Berlin-esque
6:26 Pulse Lead
6:57 Filter Mod Lead
7:17 Percussive Sequence
7:53 Dripping Polyrhythms
10:52 Legend of Mario's third brother
11:30 Drowning in Reverb

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